Articles by Year: La Folia, 2012.

Coffee! Now!

Coffee unites practice through rehearsal to performance. It promises lucidity. It delivers the imagination to unexplored regions.

Coffee! Now!

Coffee unites practice through rehearsal to performance. It promises lucidity. It delivers the imagination to unexplored regions.

Violin Duos 1: Nono

This updates my survey of Nono’s “Hay que caminar„ soñando; the intervening nine years have seen only two additions.

Violin Duos 1: Nono

This updates my survey of Nono’s “Hay que caminar„ soñando; the intervening nine years have seen only two additions.

Out with the New

For me, the most distressing element of new music is the self-satisfaction of its practitioners.

Out with the New

For me, the most distressing element of new music is the self-satisfaction of its practitioners.

Thierry Pécou

Like Messiaen and Vivier, Pécou employs Western instruments and structures yet reflects other music. This Parisian with Caribbean ancestry (b. 1965) also perpetuates the crystal palette of Ravel, Dutilleux and Boulez in orchestral and chamber works.

Thierry Pécou

Like Messiaen and Vivier, Pécou employs Western instruments and structures yet reflects other music. This Parisian with Caribbean ancestry (b. 1965) also perpetuates the crystal palette of Ravel, Dutilleux and Boulez in orchestral and chamber works.

Random Noise 35: Monastic Cell, but Comfy

I like to think of myself as a man of (tenuously connected) parts…

Random Noise 35: Monastic Cell, but Comfy

I like to think of myself as a man of (tenuously connected) parts…

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

String Theory 10: 23 Quartets, etc.

Schnittke’s four make a mismatched family.

Acoustic Revive’s RR-777

My interest in audio, with breaks in continuity, began in the mono era. In all that time I’ve not encountered stand-alone devices as effective and, to be honest, as mysterious as these endearing pulse generators.

Acoustic Revive’s RR-777

My interest in audio, with breaks in continuity, began in the mono era. In all that time I’ve not encountered stand-alone devices as effective and, to be honest, as mysterious as these endearing pulse generators.

And What, Pray, of Opera, You Ask

Footsteps! And whilst I wonder, be it she, my visage encounters an amusing cream pie. The Gypsies are thunderstruck. Flat out astonished down to the ground.

And What, Pray, of Opera, You Ask

Footsteps! And whilst I wonder, be it she, my visage encounters an amusing cream pie. The Gypsies are thunderstruck. Flat out astonished down to the ground.

Random Noise 34

Once upon a recent time a husband and wife’s old front-loading washing machine began making alarming sounds.

Random Noise 34

Once upon a recent time a husband and wife’s old front-loading washing machine began making alarming sounds.

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…

Feldman’s Crippled Symmetry

Perhaps I’m reading into what I hear: a trace of melancholy sentiment in a flawless execution…